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Riders hospitalized after separate ATV crashes in Berlin

New Hampshire Union Leader

August 04. 2018 6:48PM

BERLIN — A pair of out-of-state residents were hospitalized after separate all-terrain vehicle crashes at the start of the 9th annual ATV Festival at Jericho State Park on Friday, according to Fish and Game officials.

Janice Sisson, 53, of Cavendish, Vt., suffered an arm injury after her ATV went off the Pipeline Trail at the Berlin ATV park to avoid a collision with an off-highway recreation vehicle at about 1 p.m. Fish and Game conservation officers worked with forest rangers and Berlin Fire and Berlin EMS to safely remove Sisson from the scene and take her to Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin.

At 4 p.m., Fish and Game and Berlin first responders came upon Cheryl Palermo, 47, of Danvers, Mass., who had multiple injuries after being thrown from her ATV while trying to dodge rock slabs on the Overlook Trail.

A specialized off-road rescue vehicle from the Berlin Fire Department was used to bring Palermo to Androscoggin Valley Hospital, where she received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone involved in a crash that results in $500 worth of vehicle damages or injury costs must file an accident report within five days with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

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